Neurontin for hot flashes okay with tamoxifen?

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Question from FTS: What is your opinion of taking Neurontin for hot flashes while taking tamoxifen?
Answers - Patricia A. Ganz, M.D. This particular medication with the generic name gabapentin has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of hot flashes for women taking tamoxifen. It is a reasonable strategy for controlling the symptom.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Managing Ongoing Medications featured Patricia Ganz, M.D. and moderator Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S. answering your questions about staying on track with breast cancer medications you have to take on a regular basis.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in August 2007.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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